Moving water attracts more animals than still water. For that matter, don’t we also enjoy the sounds of moving water — a gurgling brook, water trickling in a fountain or a waterfall? You can make water move in several ways.
Elaborate or plain, either way, animals find “noisy” water to their liking. The one on the left has both a bubbler and cascading water.
Bubblers are music to the ear. Some are built into real or artificial stones, boulders or fountains, with the water bubbling out the top. Small bubblers are available as a small fixture to set in the center of a birdbath.
Create continuous, gentle ripples by setting one of these in the center of a birdbath.
The sound of drops striking waters’ surface attracts animals. Many manufactured styles are available, but it can be as simple as an old milk jug with a small hole. Position it above a birdbath to catch the droplets.
*Top photo: Starlings enjoying a bubbling fountain (NatGLN / Wiki; cc by 2.0)